Monday, April 7, 2014

If the pipeline to Prince Rupert can go the deep sea route, why is Kinder-Morgan pipeline routing through to Burrard Inlet?

Deep Sea Underwater route to

1 comment:

Norm Farrell said...

From Green MLA Andrew Weaver:

Fact 1: Currently, 300,000 barrels of heavy oil are transported across B.C. in Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline each day. Kinder Morgan plans to nearly triple this capacity while Enbridge has applied to build a new pipeline to the west coast. If approved, the two pipelines would increase the amount of heavy oil coming to our coast to a total of 1,415,000 barrels per day. In addition to the pipeline proposals, rail options are also being considered to transport up to 525,000 barrels of heavy oil to the B.C. coast each day.

Fact 2: According to (1) Premier Christy Clark ...British Columbia is woefully unprepared for a heavy oil spill. ...Whether or not additional resources are committed, effective spill response is “impossible or severely constrained” in certain regions of the province.

...because global knowledge of diluted bitumen is so limited, the government’s current standard of “world-leading” is actually a very low standard that, frankly speaking, could easily be met without ever developing a truly effective spill response capacity.